Museum hosts science fest
Don't get mad, get scientific. The Bishop Museum's second Mad About Science Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, offering all manner of exploration into geology, archeology, biology, ecology and other important ologies.
The festival marks the debut of "Science on a Sphere," a new permanent exhibit that centers on a 68-inch fiberglass sphere that serves as a 3-D movie screen for satellite imagery.
The festival emphasizes the environment and wildlife of Hawaii through activities and games, plus behind-the-scenes tours of the Bishop Museum's Natural Science Collections, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Kamaaina admission is $3, free for museum members and children 3 and under. Call 847-3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org.
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Movies opening Friday:
"Failure to Launch"
: Matthew McConaughey plays a 30-something slacker who still lives with his parents. They hire Sarah Jessica Parker to lure him out of the nest. Zooey Deschanel and Kathy Bates co-star. (PG-13)
"The Libertine": Johnny Depp tops this 17th-century English drama about the rise and fall of writer John Wilmot, a k a the Second Earl of Rochester, whose thirst for debauchery led to an early death. Wilmot has a passionate affair with a young actress (Samantha Morton) and writes a scurrilous play that lampoons the monarch who commissioned it, Charles II (John Malkovich), leading to his banishment. (R)
"The Hills Have Eyes": A remake of Wes Craven's 1977 cult flick about a family stalked by a group of mutant killers. Craven is co-producer, and the director is Alexandre Aja, who helmed last year's French horror hit "High Tension." The cast includes Emilie de Ravin of "Lost." (R)
"The Shaggy Dog": Another remake, this time of the 1959 Disney classic. A top-secret serums turn a high-powered district attorney (Tim Allen) into a pooch. Before he can become human again, he must stop the evil forces behind the serum. Kristin Davis, Danny Glover and Robert Downey Jr. co-star. (PG)